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In Pieces

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  368 ratings  ·  68 reviews
**This is a STANDALONE.**

Rhett Taylor has a reputation to live up to. He’s the small town hero everyone expects to lead the team to victory. But looks can be deceiving, and the pressure unbearable – even after he confides in Kinsley West.

She may not have been the obvious choice to others, but he chose her anyway. Thanks to her newfound popularity, Kinsley’s no longer livi
ebook, 278 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Perfectly Publishable
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Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I want a guy to want me. And I want him to treat me like I matter."

In Pieces is a new, YA offering by Author Gia Riley. It's a story of young and first love.

"I'd rather stay invisible than stand out."

Kinsley and Carson have been together in school since kindergarten. However, he's the school jock and doesn't appear to have ever noticed Kinsley. Kinsley has definitely noticed Carson and his hypnotic eyes, but never in her wildest imaginations thought that one day she would have a chance with hi
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was just ok for me. I felt like all their issues got resolved way too easily and quickly. I didn't really love either character, or any of the side characters either (hated the H's mom (view spoiler) Which brought me down another .5 stars). I didn't feel any emotional connection to their story by
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are who we are whether we like it or not.”

In Pieces is a beautiful story of young and first love. In Pieces follows the story of Kinsley and Rhett. Nothing has been the same for Kinsley since her mom past away. When her mom died, her father couldn’t handle his grief and left Kinsley in the care of her older sister. Things have been hard for Kinsley. Not only is she trying to finish her senior year of high school, but she’s also working hard to help her sister pay the bills. What Kinsley wasn’
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Young love can be so many things. For Rhett and Kinsley it gave them hope and it also showed them that regardless of what others say or think, real and true love can never be kept apart.

One picture changed it all. The way the one that loves you sees you can change your outlook on life and that is exactly what Rhett did for Kinsley. She was the outcast the one that others looked at and pitied, she lived in the shadows of her jock brother and kept to herself. Then Rhett and his picture happened, t
Theresa Alberts
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
In Pieces by Gia Riley is a story of young love, of discovering who you are in the face of tragic circumstances and rising above. Gia Riley's words have the reader feeling as though they are walking the path with Kinsley, supporting her through every decision and every turn, even when she questions her own decisions. This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I recommend it to others!

Kinsley West lives a life that most girls her age wouldn't dream of having. Having lost her mother and her father l
Tanya Turner/ Sugar Shack Book Blog
Sometimes a book grabs you from page one and you're never the same. In Pieces was that book for me. I literally could not put it down. It was an absolute beautiful journey of young love. Rhett and Kinsley are two characters who will capture your heart, and not let it go. Kinsley is dealing with the loss her mother, and a father who checked out because the pain was too much to bare. She weaves her way through life the best way she knows how, while having to grow up too fast. Finding hope, solace ...more
The Book Lover
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.. oh Gia my darling you did it again!!! you love to play with my emotions.. This is a sweet love story taking place in high school.. finding love where you least expected it and receiving a miracle thanks to it.. like any couple they had their ups and down, but from page one you could see that it was a pure love and that's the one that makes you go weak in the knees and swoon.. I really do hope I get a Becca and Wyatt's book! Do yourself a favor ...more
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a cute love story! It's was basically a fairly tale and Rhett made me swoon at basically every single thing he did or said.

Although the story line was simple and somewhat predictable, it was beautifully written. It's not going to make any sense, but even though I predicted a few actions of the characters, I felt like I was discovering the story and I just couldn't stop reading.

Such a cute story.
Christy McCurry
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ya-romance
4.5 amazing stars. This is my first read ever from Gia Riley! In Pieces was such a wonderful surprise. I mean seriously Wow! The writing, the story line, the main characters, secondary characters all of it was superb.
I loved Kinsley and Rhett.

I'm a fan from now on! I highly recommend In Pieces !!

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❤️Melanie G.📖💛
A sweet and easy read. I needed a good book with a HEA.
its a YA I should have known better - not for me.
Ashley Jasper
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am a massive fan of Gia Riley and her work. She is a newer author but with every title she turns out her work gets better and better. And this cover is just stunning! In Pieces is different from her normal stories but a good book nonetheless. I couldn't help but fall for Kinsley. This girl had been through so much in her young life that I couldn't do anything but root for her to get some happy.

Kinsley West has lived quite the life for her eighteen years. Having survived more than one loss she
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars – Would Recommend to a friend
Review Copy Provided by Author

Gia Riley is an author whose books have been sitting in my TBR for a while and I am so glad I finally had a chance to read her work.
I started In Pieces this afternoon and honestly had to make myself put the kindle down to do things like eat dinner, talk to my parents, and put my kids to bed - the story pulled me in that much and I was almost disappointed when the story was over.
We meet Kinsley as she begins her senior year in h
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Pieces is by Gia Riley. It is a wonderful romance that deals with all the things a senior in high school have to deal with and more. It is easy to read and it is narrated by Kinsley and Rhett so you get the thoughts of both the main characters.
Kinsley West lives with her sister, Kate, and a friend of her brother Wyatt’s, Carson. Carson moved in with them after Wyatt left for college and by his rent is helping them keep their apartment. Kate has custody of Kinsley and Wyatt until they turn ei
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
My first Gia's book.

That let me In Pieces.

I'm torn between give 3.5 or 4 stars. Is nothing about the book, I think is more for my connection with the book through the story.

I loved it. Every minute of it but I think at the 65% of the book, I was disconnected.
The drama between Carson and Kinsley, it was the main problem. I'll have to reread it, to try to be in peace with that part.

For the rest of the book, I loved it.
High school stories have a special place in my heart. Maybe because my high scho
Erica |
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
"We all have secrets, even you, but now you know my truth."

Where do I start?

Sometimes a book comes along and surprises you. This is one of those books.

Sometimes you just know someone is the one. It doesn't matter if you are 8, 18, or 88 - you just know.

In Pieces is a story of love, of seeing yourself through someone else's eyes, and of realizing that being with the right person can make you whole.

Rhett Taylor is popular and star of the football team. Kinsley West has spent most of H.S. hiding
Lindy Lu Reviews
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy hot guys!! Kinsley was swimming in a sea of hot-ness... She was completely surrounded but she stayed in her own bubble until one hottie popped it when she didn't even ask him too. How rude of him! Kinsley had a lot of grief when unfortunate tragedy after tragedy happened it left her a drift at sea... But after two years of sitting on the sidelines, watching Kinsley but not being able to do anything Rhett finally had an opportunity and he jumped at it. Balls to the walls!

The author did a su
Kristen Johnson
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Pieces is a tale of first love. It's more than that for Kinsley though, its the only somewhat normal part of her life. She's dealt with several blows in her short past and it has affected her life in many ways. She doesn't feel worthy of love or wanted. She feels like a burden to her family, especially her sister.

Rhett has liked Kinsley for a long time, and finally its their Senior year and he has to give it a shot. He will regret it if he doesn't. But Rhett finds that its not easy to start
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
3.5 STARS!!!

Dealing with adult topics, adult concepts and making adult decisions; Gia Riley has created characters that have brought to life the struggle of young adults and what it means to have to grow up too fast.

Kinsley has lost a lot. Her mum died and her dad just couldn’t deal. Under the guardianship of her older sister Kinsley West is exhausted, overworked and not particularly looking forward to her senior year. Then comes Rhett; hot shot footballer and totally out of her league… So she t
Jennifer Shiels
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet and cute read.

Kinsley has had a pretty tragic life and she's a senior in high school. She had a loving family - a mom, a dad, an older sister, and an older brother that truly loved each other. When her mother dies and her father falls apart and then can't stand to be with his family anymore and leaves them. Her older sister is a nurse that has to take so much responsibility on her shoulders to raise Kinsley and her older brother has gone off to college. Kinsley just want
Ashley Dunham
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for a honest review.  I absolutely love IN PEICES. I love Kinsley and Rhett story. I love that Kinsley is a strong and independent and she caring smart  loving and has a big heart.  I Love Rhett he is smart strong caring and he has a big heart. I love how Kinsley and Rhett had this Instant connection with each other. When I was reading In Peices you I could tell that Kinsley and Rhett were fighting there feelings for each other.  I felt a connection between Rhett and Kinsley. I ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Pieces Over This Story

Wow, just finished this story. How great this story was would be understated in words.
I haven't read a YA in quite some time and glad I saved it for this author.
Reading Kinsley and Rhett's story was truly inspiring.
Life isn't always a path that is easy, desirable, or full of compassion. This poor girl has been through it in her life. She has been bullied and just wants to blend in her senior year of high school.
Rhett the star football player knows the sun that shines
Christina Rhoads
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Gia Riley can't up the ante and write another great book she goes and ups the ante! I really shouldn't be surprised, I've loved everything she's written since the moment I met her and although this had a different feel then her other works I knew from the first sentence of In Pieces that I wouldn't be able to put it down. Rhett Taylor and Kinsley West are on different ends of the high school hierarchy and yet feel this great pull towards each other. Finally giving in to Rhett K ...more
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read Young Adult Romance but after reading the synopsis I couldn't pass this one up. Rhett has wanted to be with Kinsley for years though threats from her brother has always kept him away. Now that her brother has gone off to college, he knows this may be his only chance. Life hasn't been easy for Kinsley but she makes the best of it. When Rhett starts to show interest in her, she finds it hard to believe that he could actually want to be with someone like her. Gia Riley is an am ...more
Angelica DelMargo
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of In Pieces for honest review. This was my first book of Gia Riley and I'm happy to say, I want to read more of them. Rhett and Kinsley story is magnetic from beginning to end! This may have been a YA novel, but you get so much more. Their love is pure, honest and wholesome. The life of Kinsley West has been anything but easy. With a mother who passed, and a father that bailed it's surprising how strong she still is. Her selflessness is inspiring, and her love for Rhett is bea ...more
*ARC was provided by the author for an honest review, thank you**

3.5 Solid Stars, I enjoyed this book!

Ahhh, high school love…young love…such a slippery slope. Rhett and Kinsley story was what you read about, the popular Jock and the quiet and shy gal. Rhett’s liked her for a couple years but never acted upon it because of Kinsley’s protective brother. Since her brother is away at school, now is his chance. Boy does he move fast, first day of of their senior year and he has made his intentions kn
Alison Phillips
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, something about first love. You have Kinsley who up to this point due to an over protective brother hasn't even had a boyfriend and you have Rhett, who is the school's most popular guy and has had many girlfriends. In so many ways they are opposite but at the same time they fit together perfectly.

I loved reading about them, all their firsts together..loved the twist towards the end and I didn't know which way Kinsley was going to go, I'm so happy with her choice. I
Angie McGuire
Great young love story

What a wonderful story about young love. Some say you just don't understand love if you are young, but I don't think that is true at all. It's a process that builds and you learn from what you know. I have to say that Rhett was the powerful one in this book. I loved Kinsley but Rhett is the one that turned pages for me
Parts of the book sort of angered me.. Which all had to do with Carson. His character made me very angry for most of the book, and Kinsley's reaction to him
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Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gia Riley is one of my one click authors. I don't even read the blurbs before I start reading her books, so I had no idea what to expect with this book. I loved it.

Kinsley has been through a lot. Both her parent are gone and she living with her older sister. I loved the family dynamic that Kinsley has with her older bother and sister. During her senior year super hot, and popular football player, Rhett so an interest in Kinsley. I loved Kinsley and Rhett together. Kinsley finally gets to be you
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow... What another very real and very raw read from Gia Riley! I think that's what draws me to her books, how messy and real they are. Exactly like real life! Things happen and there is never smooth sailing through the entire read! Kinsley and Rhett have such an amazing relationship through out the whole book with many speed bumps, but who wouldn't when they are just kids in high school! There are mistakes made and things blow up for both kids but they have an amazing support system thanks to W ...more
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Bestselling author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

She’d rather pick truth than dare, bake than cook, and will always choose coffee over tea.

Just like life, her stories ar

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